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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Audiology
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2020
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Audiology
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Department School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing - Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Audiology

School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing – Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo
College of Science – Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Christchurch – Ōtautahi, New Zealand – Aotearoa

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

We seek an ambitious colleague who will augment our existing strengths in Audiology teaching, research and outreach. You will utilise your experience as an Audiologist to teach individually and collaboratively where required, supervise student research, and be an effective mentor for postgraduate research students. You will have a demonstrated capacity to extend your own research portfolio, and to develop and maintain links with relevant community organisations, professional bodies and colleagues nationally and internationally.

You will work within a small passionate team who take pride in being able to make a contribution to the field of audiology by developing competent new-graduate clinicians. You will have access to the latest evidence based practice, whilst having the opportunity for interprofessional practice and education. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the strategic planning of the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing and, more specifically, the Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Who You Are

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D degree in Audiology or a closely aligned discipline, and have a demonstrated record of published research. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching or core courses in particularly in the areas of paediatric audiology, auditory processing, and diagnostic audiology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, delivering effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed. The appointee will demonstrate a background in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students and proactively attract research funding.

Who You Will Work With

The School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing | Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo has recently been created by joining the two former Departments of Psychology and Communication Disorders and will include an estimated total of 802 equivalent full-time students and approximately 66 full-time equivalent staff. The school offers courses in Psychology from introductory psychology to PhD level, including nationally and internationally recognised applied programmes in Clinical Psychology and in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The school also offers accredited programmes in speech-language therapy and audiology. This role will teach in Audiology courses, but will be encouraged to collaborate across disciplines in the School and in the University, as is relevant.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 1st March 2020 (Midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website, and should include:

  • a ‘cover letter’, including a statement outlining the applicant’s research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and their thoughts on how to develop a successful research team in the School, and
  • a ‘curriculum vitae’ which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees.

Please note we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to

For further information specifically about the role, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee, Associate Professor Rebecca Kelly,

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